Newbie actress Zoa Morani is all set to star opposite actor Imran Zahid in upcoming film Marksheet, based on the education racket and scams in the country.
Zoa, who made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan's production Always Kabhi Kabhi, will play a fashion student in the film to be directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar of Gandhi to Hitler fame.
The makers of the film had earlier decided to cast a fresh face opposite Zahid for Marksheet, which is not just an issue based film but would also be a love story.
However, under the creative guidance of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is also a mentor to Zahid, the makers zeroed in on 23-year-old Zoa who had earlier portrayed a school student in Always Kabhi Kabhi and would fit in the character of a college student, said a source close to the film.
Marksheet, inspired by the story of Ranjit Don who run a racket leaking question papers for nation-wide exams, will mostly be shot around Delhi University while parts of it would be filmed in Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Zoa, daughter of producer Karim Morani, started out as an assistant director to Farah Khan for Om Shanti Om (2007) and Rajkumar Santoshi for Halla Bol